Aug 27, 2008 | 3:52 PM PST
I planted some seeds that I got from a Japanese lady. She brought them over when she immigrated, but never knew what they were called. Hers were four feet tall, mine ended up only being a foot tall. Only one survived my black thumb. It's starting to bloom. I'm so proud of myself for not killing it!
I was wondering what varieties of tomatoes other people like to grow, especially if you live in zone 5? The reason I'm wondering is because I had two plants this year, a yellow plum and a beefsteak. Both are indeterminate and taste great, but I'm not getting nearly enough of either one.
This was my first year growing tomatoes. I bought the two that were on sale for $1.50 a couple of days before Memorial Day. I saw that there were a whole bunch of different varieties that day, on sale for $2. Maybe it would be worth spending an extra 50 cents per plant next year if I get a larger yield. I put this question in several places in the forums and only got one answer. Maybe I'll get more suggestions this way. What varieties would you pick and how many plants of each?
This is a huge recipe for baked beans. I'm guessing back in the 30's a family probably ate this for a few days. This should be a great recipe, considering the economy right now.
2 lbs dry beans
1 tbsp vinnegar
2 cups Brown Sugar
3/4 cups Molasses
1 tbsp salt
Bacon or ham
Bring beans to a boil. After done slowly add the rest of the ingredients. Simmer for 3 hrs.
The way I would personally do this recipe is to cook the beans overnight (without soaking them, just rinsing them) then add the other things in the morning. After I mixed everything, I would put it into a few slow cookers and let them simmer while I'm at work. This would be a great recipe for a large party or a school. I wonder how it would work to can this recipe.
Aug 4, 2008 | 6:58 AM PST
I went out of town this weekend and before I left, I told my tomato plants that I expected at least one ripe tomato when I get back. They've been green on the vine, fully grown, forever. I got back into town last night and it was dark, but I noticed one of my yellow plums was yellow! I didn't want to pick it last night just in case it was a trick of the eye, but I'm so excited! This is the first time I have grown a successful plant in my life! Usually they die within three weeks. Maybe it's because my 2-yr-old, Tatyana is helping me, lol.